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Presenting a rare and exceptional opportunity to acquire this exquisitely renovated Georgian/Victorian residence. This remarkable stone-fronted family home, nestled within the sought-after Keyford area of Frome, offers an intriguing blend of historical charm and contemporary elegance.
Originally constructed by Robert Stevens, the esteemed architect behind Stevens Lane, between 1710 and 1725, this Grade II listed property underwent an extensive extension in 1897. Set within its own secluded grounds, enveloped by mature hedging, 'The Limes' stands as a captivating testament to architectural craftsmanship.
Although semi-detached The Limes has all the feel of an entirely detached property, with no directly overlooking houses, the rear of the property is amazingly private, nestled within a variety of attractive mature hedging and trees, giving the feel of a country property within 5 minutes’ walk of the main town.
Boasting five/six bedrooms, the main house has been thoughtfully updated to provide a harmonious fusion of modern comfort and retained period features. The many improvements the current owners have undertaken have sensitively incorporated or reused many original features of the house retaining its historic credentials.
The ground floor features an expansive open-plan kitchen/breakfast room spanning 25 feet, a welcoming dining room measuring 14 feet, an impressive sitting room resplendent with its original Victorian stone fireplace and is both cosy and comfortable, ideal for entertaining guests, and a study room adorned with a striking bay window. The kitchen, styled in elegant 'shaker' fashion, enjoys abundant natural light and offers a range of base and wall-mounted cabinets, complemented by granite worktops and splashbacks. With ample space for a freestanding range cooker and a convenient, large centre island, this haven caters to both family gatherings and the culinary enthusiast. The kitchen's warm ambience is enhanced by wooden flooring and original blue lias flagstones. Adjoining the kitchen, a practical utility/cloakroom which houses the combination boiler.
Ascending to the first floor, the master bedroom awaits, providing a tranquil retreat with its ensuite shower room and built-in double wardrobes. Additionally, the first floor comprises a spacious double bedroom graced with a captivating bay window overlooking the side of the property (currently utilised as a studio), a generous double bedroom to the front, and a well-proportioned double bedroom overlooking the rear garden. Ascending to the second floor, a versatile space unfolds, featuring a study/seating area illuminated by a skylight window, leading to a commodious double bedroom accommodating various furnishing arrangements, ideal for an older child or a private sanctuary.
A noteworthy feature of the property is the converted 2 storey coach house/stable, completed seven years ago, which offers a separate living space with two double bedrooms, a kitchen/living room, and a convenient shower room. This self-contained annexe presents an enticing opportunity for generating monthly rental income and is accompanied by a private enclosed courtyard garden.
The garden is a haven for wildlife with hedgehogs, squirrels and a wide variety of birds as frequent visitors, with a delightful terrace created with stone reclaimed from the Coach House conversion, including the large stone found capping the well.
Majestic, sculptured yew hedges protect the front of the house providing an imposing entrance to the private driveway with space for at least 6 cars or more. The expansive lawn is adorned with mature trees, plants, and bushes, interwoven with borders and a stone pathway. A restored well and a gated entrance adds a touch of enchantment, while low-level stone walling and box hedging frame the property's boundaries.
Indulge in the unique allure of this sympathetically restored Grade II listed residence, effortlessly blending timeless elegance with contemporary living. Discover the hidden gem that is 'The Limes' and embrace a lifestyle of refined distinction.